IAS ( Indian Administrative Service )


              Administrative civil service of the Government of the India. Civil Service Exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

Qualification For This Exam:-


Preliminary Papers: 2 papers (400 marks)  1/3 negative marking for every wrong answer


1- General Studies (200 marks)   duration 2 hr
2- Aptitude Test(200 marks)       duration 2 hr

1st Paper

2nd Paper

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Logical reasoning and Analytical Ability
  • Decision making and Problem solving
  • General Mental ability
  • Basic numeracy ( Class X level )
  • English language comprehension skills( Class X level )

Mains Papers: 9 Papers (2025 Marks)


Paper - 1
Language -300 Marks
Any Modern Indian language (Qualifying Only)

Paper - 2
English -300 Marks

(Qualifying Only)

Paper - 3
Essay - 250 Marks
Language of the candidate's choice

Paper-4
General Studies-I 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture,
History and Geography of the World and Society)

Paper-5
General Studies -II: 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

Paper-6
General Studies -III 250 Marks
(Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Paper-7
General Studies -IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Marks carried by General Studies was 4X 250=1000

Paper-8
Optional Subject - Paper 1 -250 Marks

Paper-9
Optional Subject - Paper II -250 Marks
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks Marks of English and Language will not be counted so total marks for Written exam will be 1750 Marks Only

Interview - 275 marks

Grand Total 2025 Marks

Note:-

 Optional Subject choose from the below list.
Agriculture
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Anthropology
Botany
Chemistry
Civil engineering
Commerce and Accountancy
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Geography
Geology
History
Law
Management
Mathematics
Medical Science
Mechanical Engineering
Physics
Philosophy
Political Science and International Relations
Psychology
Public Administration
Sociology
Statistics
Zoology

Interview Questions:-


Question 1:
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:

  1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
  2. An old friend who once saved your life.
  3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that
there could only be one passenger in your car? This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

He simply answered:
“I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.”